Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona lies in north-eastern Spain and has become one of Europe’s leading tourist cities. It’s well known for its different architectural styles, ranging from the Romanesque to state-of-the-art projects by leading 21st century architects. The city strikes a perfect balance between tradition and avant-garde creativity.
Stroll along its streets and discover all their treasures!
Things to do in Barcelona:
Discover the city on foot:
Barcelona is the perfect size for exploring on foot. There are countless thematic routes: Gaudi’s Barcelona, modernisme, Picasso and historical districts (Barri Gòtic, Eixample, Grècia, La Barceloneta, El Born, etc.), among others. Another great way to discover Barcelona is by renting a bike or by walking.
Enjoy the city’s architecture, museums and art galleries:
It was here where modernisme (Catalan art nouveau) started. The city’s must-see attractions include La Sagrada Família, La Pedrera or the Palau de la Música Catalana.
Food and Wine:
Visit traditional markets such as La Boqueria. Discover Spanish cuisine and wines in some of the many typical restaurants and tapas bars.
Music and concerts:
Barcelona has some superb live music venues, where you can enjoy wonderful concerts (El Palau de la Música Catalana, the Auditorium, etc.). The city also hosts several leading international music festivals: Primavera Sound, Barcelona International Jazz Festival, Sonar Festival and Cruïlla Festival, etc.
Barcelona has many festivals such as La Mercé or the local festival of the district of Gràcia, where you can experience many traditions, such as castellers (human towers), fireworks, traditional music, flamenco, etc.